Windows 10: Is it possible to Share a Windows 10 machine on a WorkGroup

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  1. Posts : 23
    windows 10 Windows 7
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       05 Nov 2015 #11

    Thank you linw

    I didn't had the time yet to focus on that issue again for now I'm still working on my Windows 7 machine and my Windows 8 Laptop fortunately those can communicate on my Workgroup
    When I will find a couple of hours to spend I will try again with all the suggestions here

    You are right when you know how everything is easy ! :)
    But sometime the energy to spend to know how is much higher than expected
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  2. Posts : 23
    windows 10 Windows 7
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       30 Dec 2015 #12

    Hello Ztrucker
    Finaly I found a little time to focus on that network issue (I usualy like windows but hate Windows networking management)
    So your advice was usefull I can finaly communicate with my machine
    However I still have some Questions / Issue

    Issue 1 :
    My stupid Windows 10 new machine was originaly set in French (now I turn it on English)
    However the "Everyone" group is still "Tout le monde" so I had to apply your suggestion to "Tout le monde"
    Anyway I don't really want to continue to play with "Tout le monde" I prefer "Everyone" I feel it more intimate
    Is it anyway to rename "Tout le monde" by "Everyone" or any other way to have an "Everyone" working as "Tout le monde"

    Question 1
    Now as I've followed your suggestion I can finaly share files on my workgroup and this is better than nothing !
    However I'm afraid to understand that the way it works now do not provide any security to the shared machine onthe workgroup
    I understand also that the intent of Microsoft was to provide more security by using password or user identification but that it does not work as expected
    Is it a bug of Microsoft ? : can we expect a Fix ?
    Is it a security not applicable to WorkGroup
    Is it a security so difficult to handle that it better to just forget it ?
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       30 Dec 2015 #13

    Issue 1 :
    My stupid Windows 10 new machine was originaly set in French (now I turn it on English)
    However the "Everyone" group is still "Tout le monde" so I had to apply your suggestion to "Tout le monde"
    Anyway I don't really want to continue to play with "Tout le monde" I prefer "Everyone" I feel it more intimate
    Is it anyway to rename "Tout le monde" by "Everyone" or any other way to have an "Everyone" working as "Tout le monde"
    From File Explorer or This PC, right click on the item you are trying to share, click on the Security tab.
    Select Tout le monde and click on Edit.
    Click on Remove.

    Go back and add Everyone.

    For Question 1, I don't know. Sure seems like there are significant problems with sharing and MS should fix them as this is something many, many people do and need. The forums on the internet are filled with problems people are having trying to do simple file sharing, stuff that worked in 7 and 8.1 but not in 10. There are also many, many reports of people having networking problems in general, WiFi and LAN after upgrading to 10. MS should be all over that and it should have been fixed before the RM (10240) release and certainly before the 10586 release.
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  4.    30 Dec 2015 #14

    Hear, hear.
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  5. Posts : 23
    windows 10 Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       31 Dec 2015 #15

    Thanks for your help and patience Ztruker

    From File Explorer or This PC, right click on the item you are trying to share, click on the Security tab.
    Select Tout le monde and click on Edit.
    Click on Remove.

    Go back and add Everyone.
    Unfortunately I can't do that because "Everyone" does not exists at all, it is "Tout le monde" on my machine

    As I understand this is a build-in Group and I can't create another one named "Everyone" with the same properties ?
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       02 Jan 2016 #16

    Sorry but I don't know what to tell you. If you can't click on Tout le monde, click on Edit then Remove I don't know what else to tell you.

    You said you changed your input language from French to English. Maybe you need to install the English version?????
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  7.    06 Mar 2016 #17

    I also experienced the same problem. Windows 7 can open share folder windows 10 .. but Windows 10 is unable to read folder share win 7 ... I think the share folder windows 10 can only share the same version. So, windows 10 is not good friend of windows 7 or XP..













    I look around on internet and just found some tricky solution that needs Registry editing

    Is it really so complicate to configure Windows 10 for networking ?

    Thanks for your comments / suggestions[/QUOTE]
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  8.    06 Mar 2016 #18

    win 10 can share with win 7 as the earlier posts here show. Re-read this thread and see if you get a result.

    Unless something is screwed up, you don't need registry edits for sharing.
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  9. Posts : 23
    windows 10 Windows 7
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       06 Mar 2016 #19

    Networking with Windows 10 seems anyway to be very difficult and probably an unexpected weakness !

    I finally ask an IT consultant to help to get my three Windows 10 machines visible each to the other
    He works almost 2 hours to get it done
    And even now, when a machine Wake-Up it seems to be deeply discarded from networking and I have to retry severall time or even restart Windows to get it visible again !

    This is regression from my point of view
    Some will claim that this is the price to pay for better security
    On that way I would say that the best security is no network at all .... maybe a trends ?
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  10.    06 Mar 2016 #20

    If you are talking about network discovery, that was fixed with KB3140743. Have you got this installed?
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